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Squid Species Breaks Off Leg as Self-Defence Mechanism

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August 3, 2012
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A squid that lives deep in the northern Pacific Ocean has evolved a lizard-like approach to self-defence. The foot-long octopus squid (Octopoteuthis deletron), jettisons its arms when confronted by a predator, creating a diversion for escape. The creature's defense strategy was observed for the first time by University of Rhode Island researcher Stephanie Bush.


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